LONDON The FTSE 100 breached the 6,300 level for the first time since May 2008 on Monday, driven by strength in banking and energy stocks, although that heady height failed to hold for the close.
LONDON The FTSE 100 pushed higher on Friday, reaching a fresh 4-1/2 year peak, led by strength in market heavyweight Vodafone, banks and energy stocks.
By Jon Hopkins
Britain's top share index fell back on Thursday, tracking falls
in Asian markets, as disappointing results from U.S. tech giant
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LONDON The FTSE 100 eased a touch on Tuesday stalling after a recent push up to its highest level in four-and-a-half years, weighed by falls in financials and mining stocks.
LONDON Britain's top share index was modestly higher on Tuesday, recovering from opening falls but staying below a 4-1/2 year peak, with investors seeking fresh impetus to continue the new year's strong rally.
LONDON Britain's leading shares fell on Monday after touching a 4-1/2 year high early in the session, with technical analysts noting the index could be set for a minor correction.
LONDON Strength in heavyweight banks and mining stocks helped support Britain's top shares on Monday as the leading index consolidated above levels where investors have previously sought to sell.
LONDON The FTSE 100 closed above the 6,100 resistance level for the first time since May 22 2008, recovering from a late wobble after a choppy trading session.
LONDON Weakness in risk-sensitive banks, miners, and energy stocks pulled Britain's leading shares lower on Monday, the final trading session of 2012, with the outlook for 2013 soured by stalled U.S. budget talks.
LONDON Britain's top share index fell on Friday, the final full trading session before Christmas, tracking falls by U.S. futures as expectations that a deal would be done on the U.S. budget took a knock.